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Genetically modified mosquitos set to fight dengue fever in Brazil

Genetically modified mosquitos set to fight dengue fever in Brazil

CAMPINAS, Brazil, July 23 (UPI) --Next week, U.K.-based biotech company Oxitec will begin raising millions of genetically modified mosquitos at a new factory in Campinas, Brazil.
Brooks Hays
Republicans Google 'global warming' during severe weather, according to search analysis

Republicans Google 'global warming' during severe weather, according to search analysis

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) --Only one in four Americans said climate change was a "major threat," making the U.S. the least concerned nation.
Brooks Hays
Sixth grader accused of stealing lion fish research from grad student

Sixth grader accused of stealing lion fish research from grad student

JUPITER, Fla., July 22 (UPI) --A former grad student claims his lion fish research has been lifted and used unattributed by a sixth grader for her science fair project in Florida.
Brooks Hays
Study: elephants have biggest, most discerning nose of all mammals

Study: elephants have biggest, most discerning nose of all mammals

TOKYO, July 22 (UPI) --The African elephant, with 2,000 olfactory receptors, has the most extensive sense of smell -- double the amount dogs have, and five times as many as humans.
Brooks Hays
Special gut bacteria help woodrats survive on poisonous plants

Special gut bacteria help woodrats survive on poisonous plants

SALT LAKE CITY, July 22 (UPI) --Thanks to gut microbes, the desert woodrat of the Mojave desert in the Western United States subsists almost exclusively on poisonous plants.
Brooks Hays
Report: MERS virus may be airborne

Report: MERS virus may be airborne

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) --MERS, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, may be transmitted by air, a paper published Tuesday in the scientific journal mBio suggests.
Ed Adamczyk
Global warming 'pause' was a natural fluctuation, scientists say

Global warming 'pause' was a natural fluctuation, scientists say

MONTREAL, July 22 (UPI) --New research suggests the recent global warming slowdown, or "pause," was "no more than natural variability," not a significant disruption of larger trends.
Brooks Hays
Sixth grader impresses academics with lionfish experiment

Sixth grader impresses academics with lionfish experiment

JUPITER, Fla., July 22 (UPI) --A 13-year-old's science project on lionfish, the invasive species, and its ability to thrive in less salty waters has impressed grown ecologists.
Brooks Hays
Seals flock to offshore wind farms to feed

Seals flock to offshore wind farms to feed

EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 21 (UPI) --New research shows seals have grown accustomed to hunting for prey around the turbines that make up offshore wind farms.
Brooks Hays
Sandstone pillars and arches formed by stress, not just erosion

Sandstone pillars and arches formed by stress, not just erosion

BRYCE CANYON, Utah, July 21 (UPI) --Scientists say the internal stresses of sandstone, not erosion, are responsible for the arch and pillar formations that populate places like Bryce Canyon.
Brooks Hays
NASA names building for Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon

NASA names building for Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla., July 21 (UPI) --A building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, where Apollo astronauts once trained, was named in honor of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.
Brooks Hays
Report: 2013 global temperatures, weather trends break records

Report: 2013 global temperatures, weather trends break records

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) --A new climate report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration offers another reminder that the planet is getting warmer.
Brooks Hays
North Carolina driver captures streaking meteor on dash cam

North Carolina driver captures streaking meteor on dash cam

RALEIGH, N.C., July 18 (UPI) --A giant fireball of a meteor was caught on a dash cam by a Dan Perjar, a software developer from Raleigh, North Carolina.
Brooks Hays
Genetic condition to blame for family that walks on all fours, not 'devolution'

Genetic condition to blame for family that walks on all fours, not 'devolution'

HATAY, Turkey, July 17 (UPI) --New research suggests √úner Tan Syndrome and its quadrupedal consequences are not evidence of 'devolution.'
Brooks Hays
U.S. Air Force orders more bomb fuzes

U.S. Air Force orders more bomb fuzes

BLOOMFIELD, Conn., July 17 (UPI) --Kaman Corporation has received a new order from the U.S. Air Force for bomb fuzes.
Richard Tomkins
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